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Is it possible to keep your breath from going rogue during the night?

Commented on March 24, 2015
Created August 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Sure, you can brush your teeth before and after bed, but what about the in-between?

I would think having fresh breath in the morning would be a plus for married couples? Am I wrong?

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on September 13, 2013
at 05:09 AM

Try regularly flushing your sinuses with salt water. Also try gargling with hydrogen peroxide 3%. Don't eat any dairy foods or drink tea or coffee or anything with sugar or alcohol in it. I can tell you Oraltech Labs advice worked for my bad breath and I think I tried most other products on the market. Its not easy as the program has you treating all causes of bad breath just in case your suffering from any one cause and don't know it. I was happy to follow the Oraltech Labs program just to get my life back. http://www.oraltechlabs.com

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on August 29, 2012
at 05:39 AM

Wow, great info.

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:39 PM

bad breath is bacteria. soap kills bacteria much better than toothpaste. there is lots of research on it.

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:30 PM

I agree, why soap? I would also add that it is not rotting food making your breath smell during the night. It is the lack of saliva produced during the night, which sleeping with your mouth closed will help, but will not completely eliminate bad breath.

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:00 PM

Pee first, then brush teeth lol.

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Why soap, then toothpaste?

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:59 PM

yes, pull a Kristin Wiig in Bridesmaids. The surreptitious morning pre-sex freshen-up.

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:57 PM

get up and brush your teeth, then pee, THEN do what your thinking abt

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:08 PM

Don't forget to brush your tongue, too!

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:58 PM

Things I do that I've noticed makes for better morning breath:

  • eat well before bed (a few hours)
  • brush thoroughly with just water
  • floss
  • swish water + 1/4 tsp baking soda for several minutes while getting ready for bed
  • drink some water before going to sleep and upon waking

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on August 28, 2012
at 07:11 PM

Eat very little to no refined sugar.

Thoroughly brush your teeth before bed with just water, massaging gum line.

Floss your teeth before bed. Get below the gum line but do not use a sawing motion.

Don't eat crumbly foods before bed, like nuts. And thoroughly gargle with water and/or use a water pick before bed to clean your tonsils and the back of your throat. Food particles stuck in the back of your throat in your tonsils will make your breath smell something awful, whether you brush your teeth or not. And it is incredibly common for people to get food stuck back there, because the tonsils have lots of deep folds.

Toothpaste and mouthwash are unnecessary, because immediately after the bacteria are killed with those products, they begin to grow back. It is much better to avoid refined sugar and carbs (ideal bacteria food & growth promoters) and brush/floss (which mechanically removes the biofilms on which bacteria are protected and very easily grow. Studies show that bacteria in biofilms --aka plaque-- are resistant to antimicrobials, like toothpaste.) So removed the biofilms/plaque.

This advice comes from a person who studies bacteria, and has zero cavities/dental problems.

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on March 24, 2015
at 08:18 AM

Toothpastes are not antibacterial.  (Mouthwashes may be.)

Dental caries are not caused by the bacteria, per se, but the acids they produce.  Anything that lowers oral pH will negatively influence oral health.  The purpose of toothpaste is to neutralize pH.

Don't believe me?  Try drinking carbonated water (acidic, but no sugar) every night right before bed and see how your teeth fare.

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on August 29, 2012
at 05:39 AM

Wow, great info.

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on September 13, 2013
at 12:51 PM

You could also try oral probiotics. I think they've helped me immensely. They are a bit pricey, though. Maybe the money you save by not using toothpaste or mouthwash (from previous comments) would make up for it , though.

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:26 PM

floss, it's rotting food that makes the smell so get the bacteria out of the little crevices (particularly meat!)

brush with normal bar soap then again with toothpaste

brush your tongue

try to breathe through your nose at night and not your mouth as this dries it out

don't stress too much, everyone has morning breath to some extent

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Why soap, then toothpaste?

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:39 PM

bad breath is bacteria. soap kills bacteria much better than toothpaste. there is lots of research on it.

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:30 PM

I agree, why soap? I would also add that it is not rotting food making your breath smell during the night. It is the lack of saliva produced during the night, which sleeping with your mouth closed will help, but will not completely eliminate bad breath.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:40 PM

I'm sleeping during the in-between. As long as hubby isn't mouth breathing all over my face during the night, morning is no problem. Of course, I brush my teeth as soon as I get out of the shower and he is still asleep when I leave for work.

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